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. >>> and tonight, game on for those who were supposed to work with the deal. more from baltimore where the ravens will meet the cleveland browns tonight, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, savannah, well, the fans pouring into the stadium are relieved. tonight, they get real, full-time nfl referees. now they won't vote on the deal until saturday, but the lockout was lifted today. you can bet every call they make here tonight will be closely watched. there is added excitement in baltimore, america's game desperately needed a good call. late wednesday night, it got one. the tentative deal struck between the owners and the official union and the three-week incident on the football field. tonight, the replacement referees are out, and the regular ones are in. not a moment too soon, say many at the stadium. >> guys, great job, go for it. >> i am sure they are nice people, they tried their best, they're in way over their head. >> reporter: the pressure was on for the nfl commissioner, roger goodell, to get it fixed. they missed an interference call and gave seattle a controversial win
at the game are usually reserved for the home team, the baltimore ravens. fans are crazy about their team. last night, other pros they were happier to see. >> the appreciative fans. >> reporter: the refs are used to boos and abuse. they definitely aren't used to standing ovations. thursday night in baltimore, that's exactly what they got. >> we are excited to have the real refs back. >> reporter: the first nfl game of the season to be refereed by full time, experienced officials. >> i think the players know, i think the coaches know, and we can all get back to concentrating on football. >> reporter: the season began with the lockout imposed by the league and a team of less experienced replacement refs. >> i am sure the replacement refs are nice people and tried their best, but they're in way over their head. >> oh, baby! and the patriots are saying no. >> reporter: the games were marked by controversial calls and chaos. coaches grabbing refs. >> oh, boy, that's a few bucks. >> reporter: culminating in monday's final play labeled a disgrace. >> i don't like the way this game finished. i ha
booed for a call in that one? >> well, that one went also in favor of the home team in baltimore. that call happened to be correct. here it is on sunday night football. however, if the credibility of the replacement officials is what it is and it's only getting worse by the week, if you have one of these even if the call happens to be correct, go against a home team, like mike lupika makes a great point in this morning's "new york daily news" with incivility being what it is and with the fan behavior of drinking and barnyard chants on a perceived missed call, there could be a very dangerous situation if one of these calls goes against a home team. >> real quickly, belichick, the penalty against him should be or will be what? >> it will be a substantial fine. i don't think they'll suspend him. >> bob costas, always good to have you. >> you know what annoys me even more than the replacement officials. getting up this early -- >> stop. the whining never stops. the whining. all right. savannah. >> bob, once a year or something. it's every day for us. let's move to politics now. >>> p
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